Peninsula Clarion - Community

Posted: Friday, December 21, 2007

Swing is king

The third annual Nikiski High School swing dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. today at the school.

The cost is $8 single and $12 a couple. People of all ages may attend. The music will feature the classics by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and more. For more information, call Bob Bird at 776-9442.

Pool schedules announced

The following is a list of pools winter break schedules.

* The Skyview High School pool will be closed today through Dec. 30 and Jan. 1. It will be open for its regular schedule Dec. 31.

* The Nikiski pool will be closed Tuesday and Jan. 1. Beginning Wednesday it will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays; and from 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call 776-8800 for slide hours.

Free gift wrapping offered

The Triumvirate Bookstore, in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna, will wrap Christmas gifts for free from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers will wrap purchases from any store while shoppers have coffee and eat Christmas cookies.

Local authors also will be on hand to sign their books.

For more information, volunteer or make a donation, call Rosie Reeder at 262-2908.

Public health announces holiday hours

The Kenai Public Health Center will be close at noon Monday. It will re-open at 8 a.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 335-3400.

Basketball alumni game planned

Kenai Central High School alumni basketball games will be held Dec. 28 at on the Cliff Massey Court at the school. Women's games begin at 6:30 p.m. and men's at 8 p.m. The cost is $5. For more information, call Pam Saltzgiver at 262-8999 or Marsha Gustkey at 283-3049.

Counseling group to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Counseling Association will meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Peninsula Community Health Center at 230 E. Marydale Ave., Suite 2, Soldotna. Counselors, students and interested community members may attend.

For more information, e-mail Beth at

Hospice plans celebration

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will host a celebration of life candlelight remembrance from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna, across from Mykel's Restaurant.

Community members who have had a loss in their lives or are taking care of a loved one with a life threatening disease are invited to attend and light a candle for them. Fellowship and refreshments are planned. Live music will be provided by Vickie Tinker, Jack Will and Katie Evans.

For more information, call 262-0497 or 262-0453.

Cameras, photo printers sought

The Soldotna Rotary Club is seeking donations of working digital cameras and photo printers for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's art program. Equipment may be dropped off at Sweeney's Clothing or Joe Kashi's law office.

For more information, call 398-0480.

Kids reading program continues

The Triumvirate Bookstore Frequent Reader Program continues. Kids can pick out one free book, a reading calendar and reading program rules at the bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Bookstore hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, call 953-7262.

Donations sought for military personnel

The Peninsula Yellow Ribbon club is in the process of making thank-you gift baskets for returning soldiers and Marines. Community members interested in donating a gift, a gift card or making a thank-you card for the baskets may call Bill and Carol Keller at 262-0492 or 394-1072.

Arrangements may be made to pick up donations.

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